Light, flavorful and oh so delicious.
On a hot day, we crave meals that won’t weigh us down as we adventure through Oklahoma. Whether you’re in the mood for something quick, something upscale or somewhere with a great cocktail, there are many places to go on Adventure Road for a delicious meal. Here are some of our favorites to keep you satisfied through the end of summer.
The Jones Assembly
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The Jones always puts a spin on its refined, regional cuisine in a way only it can. Right now, dishes like the Miso Salmon Salad — little gem lettuce, shaved asparagus, purple cauliflower couscous, avocado, tomato, soft boiled egg, black sesame and a mango, habanero vinaigrette — bring something light and flavorful to the table. You can never forget the cocktails, though. On your next visit, try the fan favorite Kiwi’s Playhouse: ginger-infused Mars Japanese whisky, Plantation pineapple rum, Becherovka lime, simple syrup, kiwi and aloe. You won’t be sorry.
FLINT at the Colcord Hotel
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Two spoons for one dessert could be a problem when it comes to FLINT’s Dutch Apple Pie. Warm, seasoned apples are topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel, caramel and vanilla ice cream. You may be lucky enough to try it at the next Bourbon & Bites event. Chef Michael Clark is the mastermind behind the fun fusion dishes FLINT pairs with its Old Forester bourbon lineup. September’s event will be held at 6 p.m. Stay tuned for more details.
Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse + Mickey Mantle’s (WinStar)
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With premium ingredients, even the simplest of dishes tastes phenomenal. That sentiment rings true at Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse + Mickey Mantle’s at WinStar World Casino and Resort. One crown jewel on the appetizer menu is the beefsteak tomato salad: juicy, flavorful tomatoes topped with red onions, bleu cheese crumbles and vinaigrette. This is a prime example as to why you should never skip out on all the fine dining options at the World’s Biggest Casino.
Café Pompeii at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
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The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has revamped its café to offer visitors a fast-casual pop-up restaurant experience inspired by its latest exhibition, The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum Naples. After you’ve been transported to Italy through the exhibition, head to Café Pompeii for lunch, light bites, cocktails, beer and wine. The café is open Tuesday through Sunday!
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Is there anything better than eating fresh, flavorful food with a lakeside view of the marina? Located on the edge of Lake Hefner, Hefner Grill serves up the classics like crab cakes, shrimp and grits and blackened catfish in addition to its signature cocktails. Social Hour is held Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. and is a perfect time to try some signature dishes like the Teriyaki Mahi and Oysters St. Charles: crispy fried oysters, cream spinach, artichokes, jalapeño aioli and buffalo sauce. Outdoor dining doesn’t get much better than at Hefner Grill.
Rusty Nail Winery & Tasting Room
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Not only is the Rusty Nail bringing wine country to the heart of southern Oklahoma, the mother-daughter duo behind Sulphur’s tasting room and bistro also designs events to help you unwind. On September 16, come enjoy the popular Cork & Canvas event to sample wines of all varieties and create your own work of art! The Bistro serves up everything from cheese platters and dips to fresh salads. It’s a perfect stop after a full day of exploring the Chickasaw National Recreation Area!
Which one are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments below.